ASE certification is based upon both knowledge and experience. In the automotive repair trade knowledge alone is not enough. Understanding the physical workings of a vehicle, replacing parts and learning repair procedures, and making a correct diagnosis is an experiential process, so ASE requires two years of work experience prior to testing. Generally, two years of actual repair experience provides a wide range of “physical knowledge”.
The ASE written tests are challenging; almost one-third of first-time test takers fail to pass the exams. Once a certification is achieved, the technician must retest every five years to keep up with the changes in automotive technology. There are many specialties, each with its own tests, such as air conditioning, automatic transmissions, or brakes. It requires constant study and time to keep up with a single ASE certification; the more certifications earned, the more study is required.
In addition to certification, all our technicians attend training from the top training sources available.